- ESG Summary Table
- Stronger Communities
- Quality of Life
- Empowered Employees
- Respect for the Environment
- Our Promise to Indigenous People
At North West, community has always been at the core of who we support. We contribute to local economies by providing economic opportunity through a wide range of employment opportunities and contracts for goods and services. We listen to our community members to better understand their needs and offer products and services that are relevant and accessible to our customers. Our work spans from small community impact to a broad global reach. With 222 stores across a broad geographic region and 7,311 associates, we have an extraordinary opportunity to support and strengthen our communities through our actions.
We strive to use our business and philanthropic resources to address systemic disparities in society, seeking to advance equity for all. As a community partner to over 175,000 northern Indigenous Peoples in Canada, North West commits to advocating for truth and understanding about our collective past. We align the resources of our business to serve communities through a variety of ways that leverage our capacity, including:
- Continue to build deeper, more constructive relationships with the communities we serve,
guided by Our Promise to Indigenous Peoples
- Transformative business and partnership opportunities
- Community engagement and support
- Our Healthy Horizons Foundation
Commitments, Goals, and Actions
Commitment: Provide significant social benefit by soliciting opinions from and seeking opportunities to collaborate with community leaders, groups and individuals.
|Action Taken in 2022
|1.1 Relieve food insecurity pressures in local communities
|1.2 Build strong relationships with communities based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership.
|1.3 Increase grant funding to Indigenous youth programming through our Healthy Horizons Foundation (HHF) charity.
|1.4 Train employees to become aware of the history, culture, and realities of local Indigenous communities
|1.5 Ensure that Indigenous businesses have equitable access to business development opportunities at North West.
|1.6 Support important community events and causes, particularly those that align with North West's commitment to Indigenous Reconciliation.